🇨🇱@COVID19Up: Chile is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to vaccinating its citizens against COVID-19. But amid record-breaking new SARS-CoV-2 infection rates, a fresh lockdown has been imposed in the capital and surrounding area.

Since last weekend, the strictest of four lockdown levels has come into effect in the region of Santiago de Chile. Only those in systemically important professions may leave the house to go to work; going for a walk is allowed only in the morning, and only with others from the same household, and people may only go shopping for essential items twice a week, for two hours.

Latin America’s Vaccination Champion

Before the record-breaking new SARS-CoV-2 infection rates, Chile had emerged as Latin America’s vaccination champion. Here, of all places, the latest developments came as a surprise.

At just under 60%, Israel is the only country in the world with more than two million inhabitants to have vaccinated a higher proportion of its population than Chile.

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